Cristiano Ronaldo plans to resume with Portugal for Euro 2024. Closing down any indication this year’s World Cup to be his last major international tournament with Portugal.
He has struggled for form this season at his club level with Manchester United FC. Also dropped by Erik ten Hag and mostly kept on the side-lines by a positive upturn in results.
His place in Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad has never been in doubt. With the 37-year-old leading his country in their Nations League matches with the Czech Republic and Spain this week.
Speaking at the Quinas de Ouro awards, where he was praised, Ronaldo revealed his ambitions to remain with the national team.
“I hope to be a part of the national team for a few more years,” he stated. “I still have the motivation, and my ambition is high.
“My path here is not over. We have many quality youngsters. I will be at the World Cup, and I want to be at the European Championship, too.
“It has been a long road and I want to take the opportunity to say that the road is not over yet. You’ll still have to put up with me for a little while longer,” he said.
Ronaldo’s only major honour at international level came at Euro 2016, albeit he missed most of the final victory over France following an injury.
Portugal will hope for a successful tournament in Qatar, where they are the top-seeded nation in Group H, alongside Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana.